Philip Geoffrey Saffman, 77; Caltech professor, leading expert on vortex dynamics

Friday, August 22, 2008 - 02:21 in Physics & Chemistry

Philip Geoffrey Saffman, the former Theodore von Karman Professor of Applied Mathematics and Aeronautics at Caltech and a leading expert on vortex dynamics -- the study of how liquids and gases of varying densities and viscosities interact -- died Sunday in Pasadena after a long illness. He was 77.

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